Tim lives in Lexington, KY and received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Environmental Research from Eastern Kentucky University in 1980. He did post graduate work in Public Administration at the University of Kentucky. In 2002 he retired from government service with the Commonwealth of Kentucky where he was the Kentucky Coordinator for FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program and headed Kentucky’s Flood Awareness and Assistance Office.
He has been a member of the American Orchid Society since approximately 1990 and growing orchids for 35 years. Tim has been active in his local society, the Blue Grass Orchid Society, and served three terms as president. He has also been very active in the Mid-America Orchid Conference, serving as past president and chair of several working committees. In 2006 he was the recipient of The Mid-America Orchid Congress, F.L. Stevenson Orchidist of the Year award.
Tim is also an AOS Accredited Judge with the Cincinnati Judging Center and served as the Center’s Secretary from 2002 thru 2008. In 2009 he became the Vice-Chair of the Cincinnati Judging Center. He has also judged at numerous judging centers across the United States as well as AOS sanctioned shows abroad
Presently a member of the AOS Affiliated Societies Committee, Tim has assisted with planning and organizing the “Evening at AOS” held in January 2008 during the World Orchid Conference and coordinated the AOS Fall 2008 Members Meeting held at Longwood Gardens and the Hotel DuPont.